Find out what specifically web accelerators are and in what ways you'll be able to benefit from them to boost your website’s efficiency.
A web accelerator is a software which speeds up a website, usually by caching its content. There are different types of accelerators, but in the general case such programs cache static content or database responses and deliver them in lieu of the web server, as a consequence increasing the performance of an Internet site considerably. The latter is possible because accelerator apps work faster than a server and not simply will a website function better, but the server load shall also minimize, which will enable you to run heavy websites with less resources. We offer 3 web accelerators with our hosting solutions, which will enable you to speed up any kind of Internet site. In comparison, most website hosting providers do not offer any web accelerators or provide only one, which limits your choice of web apps in case you'd like to use this type of software.
Web Accelerators in Hosting
In case you host your sites inside a hosting
account from our firm, you'll have 3 popular web accelerators to pick from if you'd like to boost the sites' performance. Memcached is used for database-driven sites and it caches the calls and requests between a site and its database, so it can easily decrease the load of such websites tremendously. Varnish caches whole webpages the first time a visitor opens them and provides them from there on if the same guest opens them again. It does that faster than the web server, so it could increase the loading speed of any Internet site nearly 300%. Node.js is an object-oriented platform for real-time applications which operates on the web server and not within the visitor's web browser. It's used for holiday accommodation booking, chats and other programs where a lot of data has to be processed in real time. The availability of those accelerators depends on the hosting solution that you pick - they may come by default or as an upgrade. In each case, you'll be able to add more instances or more memory for each one of them.
Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the sites hosted inside your semi-dedicated hosting
account depending on the nature of the website content. Memcached, for example, caches database requests, so it is a great choice for any script application like WordPress or Joomla™
. That way, the database web server will not need to process the very same request if many users open a webpage with the same content. Varnish is comparable, but it's a general-purpose accelerator as it caches any type of content the first time a visitor opens a page. If that web page is opened again by the very same website visitor, it will be delivered by Varnish at a much better speed compared to the server. Employing this web accelerator can reduce the load created by your Internet sites drastically. Last, but not least, Node.js will allow you to build scalable web programs like hotel booking websites or chats. Its advantage over very similar platforms is that it does not wait for a customer to submit a big piece of info, but processes whatever the customer is typing in real-time. The three web accelerators are available within the Hepsia Control Panel and you shall be able to choose how many instances of every one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they may employ.
Web Accelerators in VPS Web Hosting
In case you get a virtual private server
with the Hepsia CP, you shall be able to use Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your sites. All 3 accelerators are integrated inside our packages by default and come with dedicated memory of a few hundred MBs. Node.js is employed to create scalable programs where real-time interaction is needed - booking sites, online flash games, chats, etc. It processes the info in little portions as the end user is entering it, thus it functions more quickly than other platforms that wait for the end users to input one sizeable piece of information. Varnish is a general-purpose accelerator which operates as an HTTP proxy. It caches content and delivers it if the same guest opens the same page again, which can easily speed any site several times since Varnish functions faster than any hosting server. Memcached is employed for caching API and database responses, therefore it's suitable for script-driven Internet sites such as WordPress and Joomla™
. This web accelerator will be able to minimize the load on your server because it shall reduce the amount of database queries which your websites make.
Web Accelerators in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you order a dedicated server
from us and you choose Hepsia as the hosting CP, you shall be able to employ Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your Internet sites. All solutions feature several gigabytes of memory dedicated to these accelerators and the specific amount depends on the plan that you choose. Node.js is employed for scalable online apps including browser games or hotel booking and it processes the info right away as the client enters it, which makes it much faster than very similar platforms. Memcached caches database and API responses, so if you use it for a script-driven website, not simply will the site work faster, but also the load on the hosting server will minimize since there shall be a lesser amount of database queries to be processed. Varnish also caches content, but it's not at all limited to databases. Rather, it caches whole websites once a guest opens them and delivers them instead of the web server each time the same visitor opens them later. Because Varnish processes web requests much quicker than any web server, the overall performance of an Internet site using this accelerator can increase up to 300%.